Of course you'll want to display your beautiful artwork, but
there could be times when you need to store it. Maybe you're letting your brother's
family stay in your home while you're on a three-week vacation (and young children
will be running around).
Because pigments expand and contract differently than paper or canvas, you
should store paintings in a location where temperatures and humidity remain fairly
constant. Ideally the humidity will be between 40 and 60 percent.
Avoid damp basements or garages. Stay away from dry attics. Try to find space in a
closet near the center of your home.
Store your art vertically, and wrap it in rigid sheets of cardboard or corrugated
plastic to prevent it from touching other storage items.